Evelyn Salt who is portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the movie Salt is one badass female spy. Whenever I tell people about The Galadima Conspiracy and the character Leah Givens, the first thing they tend to ask is if she is anything like Evelyn Salt. Well...
Like Evelyn Salt, Leah's training started at an early age. Her father who was a CIA agent taught Leah how to fight and use a gun before puberty. Also, like Salt, Givens is a woman in male dominated occupation who never hesitates to pull the trigger. She's an excellent markswoman (marksman) who has a reputation for killing in public places. Then again, both women have gone rogue, however, for completely different reasons.
Salt went rogue because she was accused of being a Russian spy. Givens went rogue when she went after the man that killed her partner and his family, and ultimately ended her career in the CIA.
Leah Givens moves to London after being dishonorably discharged from the agency and takes up the job of a transporter (think Jason Statham without the hot cars). She tries to live a simple life but makes an ultimate mistake when she succumbs to the advances of a charming Kay Williams who she falls in love with within hours but also who betrays her and puts her in the way of danger.
In The Galadima Conspiracy, we meet Leah Givens but in subsequent books (Hersassin,Givens) we get to know what makes this woman tick. Leah is cranky during her periods, she's aware of her sexuality and takes full advantage of it and she would go any lengths to protect those she loves.
Dan Abubakar started writing at the age of nine and for years writing remained
just a hobby. After University and working in the I.T industry as a
Web Developer/Consultant for almost ten years, Dan decided to give writing a real
chance. His debut novel is the political thriller The Galadima Conspiracy.
When not writing, Dan is an avid reader, a movie buff and sometimes a music enthusiast. His favorite movies include The Usual Suspects, Con Air, L.A Confidential, The Shawshank Redemption, 50 First Dates, Inception, The Dark Knight and Casino Royale.
Dan's influences include Sidney Sheldon, James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Dean Koontz and Lee Child. More recently, writers like Rachel Abbott and Simon Wood have also inspired him.
Dan loves thrillers and mysteries but is open to all genres.He is currently working on his second and third books simultaneously. They are Hersassin and Yahooligans.